Sustainable fashion brands are quickly gaining popularity for the environmentally friendly processes of manufacturing. In this list, you will find brands that have devoted themselves to sustainability without forfeiting style. Keep reading below to find out which ones we recommend.
That’s right, one of the world’s most famous denim brands is stylish and eco-conscious. Levi’s creates their denim while being mindful of the waste they are producing so they recycle as much water as possible when manufacturing their denim. Levi’s jeans are also made to last for much longer than your average pair of jeans so you can be sure to get a lot of wear out of your favorite pair without looking old and faded. You will most likely love the way they look even when they do begin to fade, but feel free to keep the sustainable action going by donating your well-loved pairs for others to enjoy or up-cycling them into a cute pair of high waisted shorts.
Who says you have to sacrifice style to be environmentally ethical? Everything you love about H&M but now environmentally conscious. H&M Conscious is a line of sustainable clothing made under the H&M name where you can find the same fashionable pieces you love for the same low prices. Stay on trend with the newest pieces from their summer line including smocked camis, vibrant linen dresses, and refined jumpsuits. While you are there, don’t forget to pick up a new bathing suit for this summer, because, yes, they do have them and no, you can never have too many.
Reformation creates lovely pieces for the fashionista who is up to date on all the trends. Flattering fits and bold patterns are among some of the most popular calling cards of the brand. If you scroll to the bottom of Reformation’s home page, you will find a link to “meet the people who make your clothes” which leads you directly to a list of the employees who create the clothes the brand sells in their “sustainable factory in Los Angeles.” Although the price point for Reformation’s clothing is on the higher end side, you can be sure that you will be receiving clothes that are sustainably crafted and high quality.
Alternative Apparel creates basic clothing pieces from “organic and recycled materials wherever possible.” If your style is more comfortable and lived in, then this brand is the one for you. They make clothes for women, men, and children so you can purchase environmentally conscious for the whole family. Alternative Apparel also sells shoes, jewelry, and small bags so your outfit can be sustainable from head to toe. The items might seem a little pricey considering they are very basic, but they are pieces that will have a longer life cycle, meaning they will last longer, than basics made by fast fashion manufacturers. Check out their Instagram for inspiration and to occasionally meet the people who create the clothes they sell.
Boyish Jeans prides themselves on crafting quality denim with “modern details and [a] laid-back California aesthetic.” They also include their pledge to manufacture denim sustainably and ethically on their home page as well as their commitment to planting a tree for every purchase from their website, creating a new meaning for giving back to the environment. Don’t be fooled by their name, this brand sells denim skirts, dresses, and shorts too! Like Reformation, Boyish Jeans has a higher price point, but the excellent craftsmanship and variety is definitely worth it.